HBP is nothing to play with. It is regulated as part of your kidney functions and when you blow a gasket that is pretty much game over. I've seen some semi professional marathoners in what appeared to be great shape die from it. Diet and excercise are important but not the only factors.
Joe Montana has right to speak out. This is a much more pervasive issue than the NFL would have you believe and I don't understand why they think fighting a guy who has money and resources is a smart thing. The league should be embarassed. $1,000 or to spend an important day with your kid? Are you nuts? Apparently Joe should be humbled by the opportunity to further erode time away from his family.
This article was trying to pan Joe Montana but it only succeeded in making the league look bad and the writer uncertain and arbitrary. It's a shame this story doesn't come out in more media outlets. This is why I bet I could get some of the retired Broncos to come on here and post up. Anybody want to chat with Steve Atwater? Steve Sewell? Any other former Broncos Steves?